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May 06

Chai Tea Muesli

The post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

I wish there was a muesli bar.

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It’d be like a froyo place, but with soaked oats instead of froyo. And then there would be all the normal froyo toppings.  Since we are eating out so much right now, I’ve been dreaming up the restaurant concepts I would like to see in this world and a muesli bar is one of them.

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So muesli.  I believe traditionally you soak it in yogurt and milk, but taste-wise & texture-wise I prefer it soaked in only milk.  AND this time I added a bit of chai tea concentrate to the situation.

I went though a chai tea latte phase when we first got married. There is a spice shop near us and I would go and get all the ingredients to make my own chai tea concentrate, that way I could go easy on the anise.  Anise is way too licorice-Y for me.  Is anise the same thing as licorice? I don’t know, but I do know that anise and fennel should never be added to anything. I can tolerate anise in tiny amounts, but I cannot tolerate fennel. The worst is when you order a pizza with sausage and then sausage ends up tasting like fennel. THE WORST.

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For this recipe, I didn’t make my own chai tea concentrate, I just bought some pre-made at the grocery store.  Then I mixed it with milk and add it to my oats and then I had chai tea muesli.  The whole thing is shockingly easy.

What was not shockingly easy was when I tried to make a blueberry streusel in the microwave to top this with. The streusel turned into a mushy mess and I was willing it to turn out because I believe in topping things with streusels, but it just wasn’t happening.  Instead I went with almond butter, chocolate and berries.  It’ll do.

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What will not do is that I’ve done horrible at getting enough sleep this week.  Last night the blog was down so I spent an hour on the phone with my hosting platform trying to get things figured out.  

Today I have a 3 hour meeting with the other ED dietitians I work with (a meeting I’m excited for) and then a photo shoot for a brand I’m working with next week. But first I’m going to pick up breakfast tacos for me and my coworkers (someone else is bringing the lattes;))  And then I’m gonna sleep in SO MUCH this weekend.

Happy Friday!

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Chai Tea Muesli

Yield: serves 2

Total Time: 5 minutes + overnight soak time

Ingredients:

muesli
3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill muesli
1/2 cup chai tea concentrate (not just chai tea, chai tea concentrate is sweetened...that's what you want)
1/2 cup milk 

toppings
nut butter
berries
chocolate

Directions:

In a bowl, combine muesli, chai tea concentrate and milk.  Allow it to soak overnight in the fridge.  In the morning, divide between two bowls and top with toppings galore.

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6 Responses to “Chai Tea Muesli”

  1. Leah M | love me, feed me — May 6, 2016 @ 8:36 am (#)

    I am all about that muesli bar idea! Also all about this chai muesli <3
    Hope you get to catch up on sleep this weekend!! 

  2. Shannon — May 6, 2016 @ 8:45 am (#)

    Fennel is the WORST! That and caraway seeds I cannot tolerate at all!

  3. Molly @ Spices in My DNA — May 6, 2016 @ 9:40 am (#)

    I went through I chai tea latte phase in college..they’re so good!! I forgot how good they were actually until I saw this..must make asap! And I’m one of those weirdos that loves fennel and loves fennel-y sausage haha.

  4. Dani @ Dani California Cooks — May 6, 2016 @ 5:14 pm (#)

    Muesli/overnight oats are one of my favorites – honestly, like a dessert to me sometimes!

    A restaurant concept I’d like to see come to fruition is one that has a lot of veggie swaps – like cauli pizza crust and zoodles and avocado pudding.

  5. Ashmi U. — May 6, 2016 @ 11:29 pm (#)

    Can I be a huge nag? I’m sorry. But I LOVE your blog and I feel like I should tell you this– the phrase ‘chai tea’ is so incorrect (and yet so many westerners say it ugh). ‘Chai’ translates to tea. So in essence you’re saying tea tea. It’s just ‘chai.’ no ‘tea’ needed :)

  6. Ashmi — May 7, 2016 @ 8:50 am (#)

    Can I be a huge nag? I’m sorry. But I LOVE your blog and I feel like I should tell you this– the phrase ‘chai tea’ is so incorrect (and yet so many westerners say it ugh). ‘Chai’ translates to tea. So in essence you’re saying tea tea. It’s just ‘chai.’ no ‘tea’ needed :)

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